World Forestry: Amazonian Fruit-Eating Fish and the Varzea Forest

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Abstract:

A vital and complex interrelationship exists between the fishes and the varzea (flooded) forest of the Amazon Basin. Amazonian fishes, particularly of the characin group, depend for food on fruits and seeds from the flooded forest and in the process provide a mechanism for distribution of various forest species.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: President, Ecological Directions International, Potomac, Maryland

Publication date: February 1, 1983

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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